mega·proj·ect | \-ˌprä-ˌjekt, -jikt also -ˌprō-\

Definition of megaproject 

: a major project or undertaking (as in business or construction)

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But Sissi has also embarked on expensive megaprojects, including a new branch of the Suez Canal and a $45 billion new administrative capital outside Cairo. Washington Post, "In lopsided election win, Egypt’s president Sissi tightens grip and stirs resentment," 2 Apr. 2018 Sidewalk Labs’ partnership for a ground-up smart-city neighborhood in the waterfront Quayside district is just one of a number of megaprojects in the works. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Toronto’s new wave of development looks for community, not just condos," 12 June 2018 While production is expected to continue rising, the Permian’s stumbles could ripple out to the global oil market at a time when OPEC has curtailed output and many companies have cut back on megaprojects. Bradley Olson, WSJ, "Is the U.S. Shale Boom Hitting a Bottleneck?," 18 Apr. 2018 Exxon is still playing to its strengths as a capital allocator with promising megaprojects in Guyana, Brazil and Papua New Guinea. Spencer Jakab, WSJ, "The Incredible Shrinking Exxon," 27 Apr. 2018 The mixed-use megaproject being planned on the campus of Gwinnett County’s Infinite Energy Center has taken another step forward. Tyler Estep, ajc, "More plans filed for Gwinnett’s Avalon-inspired ‘Revel’ development," 25 June 2018 The bridge could ultimately cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and lawmakers had shuttered the megaproject amid the state's multibillion-dollar deficit. Nathaniel Herz, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska lawmakers zero in on public safety, budgets and lobbyist-paid meals as they approach session’s end," 9 May 2018 Firms run by women have generally been shut out of the juggernaut projects — the super-tall office towers, megaprojects, and airports that involve billions of dollars, bigfoot developers and powerful politicians. Justin Davidson, The Cut, "What Would a World Designed by Women Look Like?," 20 Mar. 2018 The extension of the No. 7 line to the Far West Side of Manhattan was financed by what amounted to value capture on Hudson Yards, the megaproject near the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. James Barron, New York Times, "The Subway Is Next Door. Should New Yorkers Pay Extra for That?," 29 Jan. 2018

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1976, in the meaning defined above

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